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Get over your ex with Facebook, Adele and robot catsBreaking up is hard to do, but Facebook wants to help. Bridget Carey offers other ways to ease the pain, including Adele's latest album, which could make history with CD shipments. What year is it?
Breaking up is hard to do, but Facebook can ease the pain. Or, if that doesn't work, just get a robot cat. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNET update. [MUSIC] Relationship break ups can be crushing, and all the photos and connections on social media just make getting over your romance so much more awkward. But Facebook is stepping in to help you get over your ex. If you change your relationship Status to indicate that you're single again. You'll get a prompt to see less of your ex on your timeline or, not even see him or her at all anywhere on Facebook. It's like a block without having to actually block them. You can also hide your posts from being seen by your ex. Who are you kidding? You want your ex to know how much fun you're having without them, right? After you sort through the social media drama, the next step in getting over a break up, is to stream copious amounts of Adele's music to Wrap yourself in a warm blanket of feels to cry it out. Her new album 25 went on sale Friday, but she's not releasing it on subscription streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify. You can still buy digital copies of songs, but this may actually be a big album for CD sales. Billboard reports that her album could have the most new released CD shipped in the past decade with 3.6 million physical copies in the US. The last album to do better than that on CD shipments was NSYNC's No Strings Attached, 15 years ago. Now, as you say bye, bye, bye to that ex, you're gonna also wanna hit that gym to pump up that self-esteem. Google is rolling an update to the Google Fit app on Android To display real time info on your walks, runs, and bike runs, with your smartphone by your side. You can also track strength training like sit ups, push ups, and squats. And after you add a new lover with that hot bod you built up You can turn your story of getting over your ex into an award winning screenplay with Amazon's new free script writing app, it's called storywriter. It submits your finished script directly to Amazon Studios because Amazon is looking for some good movie ideas for its streaming service. And if that doesn't work, accept the fact that your going to live alone forever and get one of Hasbro's newest robotic cats. The joy for all companion pet is made to bring companionship to seniors for $99. It responds to pets and hugs with cat sounds and movements It's simply perfect. That's it for this Tech News update and there's more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]